The Gwinnett Gladiators had a sellout crowd of 11,355 on Friday and 8,608 on Saturday to raise their average attendance from 4,743 to 7,362 and the ECHL saw its average attendance climb from 4,216 to 4,277.
The crowd on Friday was the third sellout of the season in the ECHL and the third time in the last two seasons that the Gladiators have had a capacity crowd at The Arena At Gwinnett Center.
The Victoria Salmon Kings had 6,406 for their home opener at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Thursday and the first 24 home openers have drawn 147,459 for an average of 6,144. The home openers have included a standing-room-only crowd of 13,001 in San Diego, a sellout crowd in Toledo for the third straight season, crowds of more than 8,000 in Bakersfield and Charlotte and over 7,000 in Dayton, Fresno, Reading, South Carolina and Trenton. The final home opener is December 10 when the Stockton Thunder hosts the Phoenix RoadRunners at the new 10,000-seat Stockton Arena.